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Petition to Katherine Mangione, Bill McCrary, Woodbury Lions Club, Lions International

BAN All "Big Lick" Tenn. Walking Horse Animal Cruelty - Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show

Woodbury (Cannon County) TN is a proud community located about 20 miles East of Murfreesboro, TN.  It’s near MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) which is Tennessee’s largest state supported university.Woodbury is “only 55 miles from Nashville, but it’s a world away”.  About 3,000 people live in Woodbury,  and the Cannon County population is about 14,000Despite it’s small size,  Woodbury,  TN has one of the largest Lion’s Clubs in the State of Tennessee.  The Lion’s Club Motto is:“We Serve”.Sadly,   the Woodbury Lion’s Club biggest fund raiser is a Horse Show which features Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”).  The Lions Club was chartered in 1935, and the Horse Show began in 1938.The Tennessee Walking Horse was not abused with endemic institutionalized “SORING” until the 1960s.   A Federal Law - Horse Protection Act of 1970 - was passed to stop it, but it has NOT stopped the Animal Cruelty.Even worse, the Woodbury Lions Club “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show is a source of great community pride.The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show features “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses.  Most of the classes feature “Big Lick”Tennessee Walking Horses (24 of 40 classes).   The Horses, including the “BABY” Two Year Olds wear approximately EIGHT POUND SHOES,   and CHAINS hit the sensitive skin above the horses front hooves making them step high with their front legs.  This is the “Big Lick” gait.Native Tennessean distinguished MTSU Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner says the “Big Lick” is Animal Cruelty.   Describing the “Big Lick”,   Dr. John Haffner says,   “It’s a pain induced gait … a business based upon the suffering and pain of Horses".The Lions Club raises money from the Animal Cruelty and makes charitable donations.  This shocking Video from the 2018 Woodbury Lions Club has now been viewed over 50,000 times.https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1591669857622771/Interestingly,  women prominently serve as President,  Secretary and Memphis of the Woodbury Lions Club:OfficersPresident -Katherine Mangione-Swoape   - Assistant Professor - MTSUPast President -Gina Mitchell - Office Manager - Christ Followers Church1st Vice President - Danny Miller2nd Vice President -William "Bill" McCrary 3rd Vice President - Travis MattoxTreasurer - Sue PatrickSecretary - Cliff SwoapeMembership - Chair Lois LarimerLion Tamer - Sarah FerrellTail Twister - Randy Greenwood The Woodbury Lions Club owns its Club Building.Woodbury(Cannon County) TN is too fine a place, and it simply does not need “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty on display at its beautiful “Fair Grounds”.Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition.Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to the Woodbury Lions Club Officers,  and to Lions International. WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)   “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty …https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbcCCABLAC,  is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement.  The  “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL;  to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.

G. T. Fleming
10,572 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Steve Kelley, Daniel Leeper, Pat Edwards, George Spicer, Justin Taylor

Stop dog chaining in Nassau County Florida.

Dear Nassau County Commissioners: In Nassau County, Florida it is perfectly legal to chain a puppy to a immovable object such as a tree and him leave there  - - forever.   The only requirement is that he has food, water and a shelter with a floor, roof and  three sides.  This practice is prevalent throughout this county. Nassau County has yet to pass an anti-tethering ordinance.  As one former commissioner stated, "I am sympathetic, but many of my constituents chain their dogs and they would never support this ordinance."  What's so bad about tethering a dog?  Dogs are highly social animals, but when they isolated, chained and unable to retreat they suffer adverse behavioral changes putting them in a constant defensive attack mode.  That barking dog on a chain is not being protective. He is fearful, defensive and aggressive.     Chained dogs are five times more likely to attack children who want to pet, "the nice doggy" or inadvertently wander within reach of the chain Tethered-dogs have a horrific life as they are subject to extreme temperature changes, pouring rain and even hurricanes.  They are preyed on by mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  They are usually infested with hookworms, roundworms and heartworms.  They are susceptible to mange and a host of other diseases.   In human terms, tethering is the equivalent of eternal, solitary confinement.  The Humane Society of the United States and numerous animal behaviorists  along with the    U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a statement in the July 2, 1996, Federal Register against chaining: "Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude that continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane. A tether significantly restricts a dog's movement. A tether can also become tangled around or hooked on the dog's shelter structure or other objects, further restricting the dog's movement and potentially causing injury."  In 1997, the USDA ruled that people and organizations regulated by the Animal Welfare Act cannot keep dogs continuously chained. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated "Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior." The Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded in a study that the dogs most likely to attack are male, unneutered, and chained. Commissioner we, the undersigned urge you to pass an anti-tethering ordinance in Nassau County, Florida outlawing this cruel and unnecessary treatment of man's best friend.  

Dr. David Fashingbauer
5,490 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Samuel Blackwell, Dustin Twyman, Amanda Love

Never Allow BIG LICK Animal Cruelty Again At West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Horse Show

Humboldt, Tennessee is known nationally for its annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival held the second week each May put on by the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, May 11, 2018,   the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Horse Show was held at Chalmers Davenport Arena.   Sadly, this Horse Show featured Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) gait.  This is where horses carry EIGHT POUND shoes and CHAINS hit the sensitive skin above the hooves so the horses will step high. The “Event Sponsor” was Simmons Bank of Little Rock, AR.   Simmons Bank has total assets of $15.1 billion with locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee.   As of 2018, there are approximately 150 branches and ATMs in 94 cities. According to MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) Horse Science Professor Equine Vet Dr. John Haffner,  It's Animal Cruelty -  “The ‘Big Lick’ is a pain induced gait.  It is a business based on the suffering and pain of Horses": https://youtu.be/AlEddratz1k  This shocking video  - "Here's What Soring Does To Horses" -  exposes the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Racket as ANIMAL CRUELTY.    https://www.facebook.com/thedodosite/videos/1606137896069964/ The video has been viewed over 15 MILLION TIMES times since being released on March 7, 2017.   “Soring” is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horses front feet to exaggerate their animated step.  Here is the “Big Lick” gait on display Friday night, May 11, 2018, with “BABY HORSES” – Two Year Olds – in the Two Year Open Class. https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1526111820845242/ Many times these “BABY HORSES” are started under saddle at the age of 16-17 months old as this Video shows: https://youtu.be/KOouMSaKRdE The “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty racket is using the annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, and the Simmons Bank sponsorship to try and obtain legitimacy for what Dr. John Haffner says is Animal Cruelty. Humboldt (Gibson County) TN is too fine a place, and simply does not need “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty on display as part of its Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. Hopefully, the West Tennessee Strawberry Strawberry Festival will do like Germantown, TN,  and no longer allow the Horse Show if “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses are going to be exhibited,  If not, it will be necessary for “WE, The People” – CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates to peacefully assemble in 2019,  and publicly protest the Animal Cruelty if it is on display at the West TN Strawberry Festival Horse Show. “WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) has recently ended “Big Lick” Horse Shows in Panama City Beach, FL;  Jackson, MS;  Lynchburg, TN;  Murfreesboro, TN;  and Arab, AL. The “Big Lick" World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is no longer invited to be exhibited before at the University of Tennessee Homecoming football game.   The University of Mississippi has disassociated itself from “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty Horse Show, and refused to accept at $50,000.00 annual contribution to its Children's Hospital. Please SIGN and SHARE this Petition. Your Signatures and Comments will be delivered to officers of Humboldt Chamber of Commerce,  and the Simmons Bank of Humboldt, TN.  WE, The People” – CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty)   “Speaking FOR ‘The Horses’ Who Cannot Speak For Themselves” Here is the “Story of CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty … https://www.facebook.com/BillyGoBoy/videos/1143804862409275/ https://youtu.be/MuKWcqUdZbc CCABLAC,  is a “WE, The People” grassroots movement.  The  “Citizens Campaign Against Animal Cruelty To Tennessee Walking Horses (“Big Lick”) - has peacefully assembled and protested against Animal Cruelty to “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, FL;  to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC;  all the way to the White House in Washington, D.C. one year ago when it delivered over 100,000 signatures against the Animal Cruelty.

G. T. Fleming
2,284 supporters